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Boeing CFO says 737 re-engining unlikely.(NewsBriefs)

Boeing Corporate President and CFO James Bell indicated that the manufacturer is unlikely to re-engine the 737, saying the potential fuel-burn improvement over today's narrowbodies does not look "sufficient enough" to justify a business case for doing so.

Separately, Boeing said it will increase the 737NG production rate further to 38 per month in the second quarter of 2013 from 31.5 currently and a planned boost to 35 per month in early 2012.

Speaking to a recent financial conference, Bell said analysis revealed that aircraft adjustments and engine weight gains from a re-engine would mean efficiency gains would be well below a 16% fuel-burn improvement over current narrowbody powerplants. …

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